Provider Licensure and Accreditation - Hospital

The Massachusetts Public Health Council last week weighed in on the proposed Beth Israel Deaconess-Lahey merger.
The Health Policy Commission has weighed in on another hospital/health system merger.
The HPC is expected to vote Wednesday on the preliminary Cost & Market Impact Review relating to the BID-Lahey merger.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives could begin consideration as early as tomorrow on a massive healthcare reform bill.
The deal involving Lahey Health, the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and other entities received a favorable report from DPH.
The deal involving Lahey Health, the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and other entities will get a full cost and market impact review from the HPC.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association’s attempt to violate Brigham and Women’ Hospital’s mandatory flu vaccination policy was rejected by a Suffolk Superior Court judge.
Senate leaders unveiled a 159-section, 101-page healthcare reform bill on Tuesday that addresses behavioral health, provider price variation, readmissions, the scope of practice for various health professions, and telemedicine – among a host of other
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health, along with New England Baptist, Mount Auburn, and Anna Jacques hospitals this week inked a formal agreement to create a new healthcare system.
The Health Policy Commission announced on Friday that it would conduct a comprehensive Cost and Market Impact Review on the proposed merger of Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts Eye & Ear.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer comments related to the bills highlighted below.

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to important information related to state healthcare issues and advocacy.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts websites below to find information on legislative hearings and other meetings of interest to the healthcare community.
To guide your navigation of the legislative process and assist your advocacy efforts, please visit the following state websites:
MHA has also developed the following documents for your information and benefit: